With convenient access to many eastern markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga through I-75, I-20 and I-59 and four-lane highways US 27, US 278 and GA 113, CSX and Norfolk Southern rail, and the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, advanced manufacturing companies have a long history of success in Polk County and Northwest Georgia.
Polk County is perfectly situated in the ABC (Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga) triangle and in the heart of Northwest Georgia’s Automotive Alley. With easy access to 28 car, light & heavy vehicle OEMs such as Honda, BMW, Mercedes, and VW within a 500-mile radius, your business will find success and support in Polk County. Existing Industry Presence: Jefferson Southern Corporation.
Aerospace Products & Parts
Polk County is less than 8 miles from the new Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport and is included within one of America’s largest aerospace clusters. Within 60 miles of Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, approximately 13,100 workers already are employed in the aerospace industry.
Existing Industry Presence: Meggitt Polymers & Composites.
This is a top growth sector for Northwest Georgia with a presence in Polk County, and the industry has become a focus of training at Polk County College & Career Academy. By working with local industry to train effective and efficient welders coming out of high school, the pipeline for metal fabrication employees continues to flow in Polk County.
Existing Industry Presence: Advance Storage Products, The HON Company and Miura Boiler.
Contact Centers/Back Office
Centers such as these that do not need to be tied to a specific location can benefit from Polk County’s assets that include low cost, available labor, proximity to Atlanta, bilingual workforce and fiber optics networks will be successful in this community.
Existing Industry Presence: AT&T Telecommunications – Mobility Services
Employment by Industry
Sources: ESRI, Georgia Power Community & Economic Development